Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Admission Ticket

Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    1/1/2020 - 6/30/2020Monday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Tuesday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Wednesday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Thursday:10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Friday:08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Saturday:08:00 AM - 09:00 PM Sunday:08:.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, located at: 1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, CA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


On a hot summer's day, one of the best things to do in Palm springs is to take a ride from the dry desert floor with the Aerial Tramway, 5,873 feet up into the cool climate of the San Jacinto Mountains. Come and ascend into a pristine wilderness aboard the world's largest rotating tramcars! Truly one of the greatest experiences in Southern California!

Know More about this tour

The world's largest rotating tramcars carry visitors from an elevation of 2,643 feet to a Mountain Station located at the 8,516-foot level of Mt San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness. It has the steepest vertical cable rise in the U.S. and the second steepest in the world. The Palm springs aerial tramway is truly one of the greatest experiences in Southern California.

What is remarkable about the ride, aside from the breathtaking views of the valley, is the change in temperature. At the bottom of the tram route, the temperature on the desert floor can reach 120 degrees. Rising up through mountain canyons and chimneys, you arrive in an arctic-alpine forest with giant Ponderosa pines. The thrilling vertical ascent gives you views of the Chino Canyon and the San Jacinto Mountains from the front of the car, while the Sonoran Desert is splayed out below from the rear of the car. Look to the top of Chino Canyon, snap a few photos, then look behind and below as you move from one ecological zone to another.

At the Mountain Station, you can walk from the car into the large, 3-story facility which has a cocktail lounge, dining facilities, gift shop and observation decks. The station theater features "Building on a Dream", an 18-minute film on the history of the history and construction of the Tramway. At the top you can also explore the 14,000-acre Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area, which has 54 miles of hiking trails, rustic campgrounds, and granite outcroppings providing clear views of the cities below.

During the winter months mid-November to mid-April you can strap on snowshoes or cross-country skis and head into the packed powder of a winter wonderland at the Top of the Tram. There are so many ways to enjoy the snow in the San Jacinto Mountains but snowshoeing is perhaps the most exhilarating family adventure. The Tramways Adventure Center (snow conditions permitting) is open for snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals.


Round-trip tram ride

Entry/Admission - Palm Springs Aerial Tramway



Hotel pickup and drop off

Parking ($8 per vehicle)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

There is parking in 13 paved lots near Valley Station. There is free shuttle service from parking lots to Valley Station entrance available weekends and holiday periods

The Tramway is subject to delays and periodic shutdowns due to unforeseen circumstances and is not responsible for ticket refunds or the inability to redeem a voucher

Tramway cars hold 80 people each and there are no seats. Passengers remain standing throughout the journey up the mountain

Distance is approximately 12,800 feet, with a vertical ascent of 5,873 feet - 15 minutes travel time one way

The tramway is known as a double reversible type of aerial tramway. Each car remains on one pair of track cables moving up and down without turning around. Each car serves as a counter balance to the other, the descending car is helping pull the ascending car up the mountain

Strollers are permitted on this tour

During holiday periods, you may experience long lines. We recommend you travel outside of these peak times to fully enjoy everything the tramway and mountain have to offer.

Traveler Reviews

See all reviews
  • 27-Jan-2020

    We had such a fun time on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Bought tickets with Viator and it was so easy to show up on the day and get on the next available tram.

  • 23-Jan-2020

    The ride up and down is the highlight. The interior of the tram revolves so you get to see the view from all angles. That's great! At the top there are a few observation decks. A clear day would be best. There are some walking and hiking paths at the top too.

    The restaurant at the top is under renovation. Hopefully they make it nice because that would be a wonderful destination for a meal with a view.

  • 20-Jan-2020

    This trip was great both times. First time was summer and we hiked the park second time was winter and just enjoyed the trip up had lunch and hung out a little bit too cold

  • 02-Dec-2019

    book the ticket and we had a timely admission to the tram. excellent service by reps made our day most memorable during holidays!!!!

  • 29-Aug-2019

    If you visit Palm Springs you must ride up the Aerial Tramway to get the Super view of the Palm Spring valley and the city! And it is much cooler up on the mountain than in the city!

  • 26-Aug-2019

    The aerial tramway was fantastic. It was a great ride both up and down the mountain - fantastic views and a super ride. Dinner at The Peaks was excellent. It is a beautiful place to bisit.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    If there's one thing you have to do when in Palm Springs it must be to visit the Aerial Tranway. It's an absolutely fantastic daybout with amazing views across the region. You won't be disappointed.

  • 16-Aug-2019

    Easy access and parking. Can still be warm on top. Good cafe and restaurant facilities. The most amazing views from up top.

  • 31-Jul-2019

    Service and food were excellent. It was my wife's birthday and our waitress brought her a dish of ice cream. Very nice occasion.

  • 31-Jul-2019

    Service and food were excellent. It was my wife's birthday and our waitress brought her a dish of ice cream. Very nice occasion.

See all reviews